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Chicken Rojo Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Rojo recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Rojo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by chefgloria1030

Makes 4 servings



From: Chelsie Kenyon, About.com Guide Mexican Food The great thing about this dish is that you can assemble your ingredients while the chicken simmers, so it cuts down on prep time. It only takes 30 minutes cooking time from start to finish.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Rojo

24 ounces boneless skinless chicken (3-5 chicken breasts or thighs)
6 tomatoes, large
1/2 onion, cut into quarters
3 tbsp light olive oil
2 cups low sodium chicken broth (mixed with 2 cups of water)
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp chile powder, red (or chile paste)

Recipe Directions for Chicken Rojo

  1. Preheat broiler on high.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over high heat. Brown the chicken pieces on each side. Cover chicken with chicken broth and bring to a boil. While it's coming to a boil, slice the top off of each tomato and place cut side down on a cookie sheet along with the onions. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of oil over them. Place in broiler

  3. and remove when tomato skins become very wrinkled and shriveled.

  4. While the tomatoes are broiling, bring the chicken broth to a strong simmer and add in the chile, cumin, oregano, garlic and cocoa.

  5. When the tomatoes are ready, remove from broiler and let cool for 1 minute.

  6. While the tomatoes cool, turn the chicken.

  7. Peel the skin off of each tomato and use a spoon to remove the seeds from the middle. Using your fingers, mash the tomato a little and add into the sauce. Separate the onions and stir into the sauce.

  8. Let the sauce reduce while chicken finishes cooking.

  9. If the liquid cooks off to fast, add water about a half cup each time, until the chicken reaches 170 degrees or is no longer pink inside.

Categories

Chicken, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 501.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
469
Calories from Fat
212
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.6g
36%
Saturated Fat
5.0g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
151mg
50%
Sodium
211mg
9%
Potassium
924mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
10.8g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
5.6g
Protein
52.4g
Vitamin A 44% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 6% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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